Lewis V. Boyle ’46

The Rev. Lewis Venable Boyle, 81, of Bridgewater, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 at the Bridgewater Nursing Home.

Rev. Boyle was born Dec. 31, 1923 in Ytu, Brazil, and was the son of missionaries, the Rev. Gaston and Vovo Boyle.

He grew up in Steele’s Tavern, served in World War II and later graduated from Washington and Lee and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. He pastored churches in Falls View and Huntington, W.Va., as well as in Newport News and Lexington and Willow Springs and Oak Island, N.C.

On June 4, 1947, he married Alice Brand Boyle; she survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Stephen of Pleasant Valley and Larry of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a brother, Bill Boyle, a retired missionary to Japan, and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 2005, at the Lantz Chapel at the Bridgewater Retirement Community. At his request, his body is being donated to science.

Published in Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) on Friday, December 16, 2005